Hope, a young bear, who's birth was witnessed live on the internet, has been killed by a hunter!
Apparently, in her home of Minnesota, it's legal to bear bait. Bear baiting is basically setting out bait and then shooting the bear when it arrives.
Hope had over 133,000 likes on her facebook page.
People are outraged at the killing of this research bear, but it's not illegal to kill research bears. That must be frustrating for scientists, with hunters just running around killing their subjects.
Something seems wrong.
The hunter claims he didn't mean to shoot Hope, but didn't express remorse either.
Wow. Just wow.
Our hearts go out to all the fans of Hope and to Hope's black bear family.
[Image via Facebook.]